Ireland squad announced for Under-19s Cricket World Cup Qualifier

June 28th 2019 | International, Other

Ireland squad announced for Under-19s Cricket World Cup Qualifier

The Under-19s squad celebrate a wicket at the last U19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand

DUBLIN – Cricket Ireland has today named an exciting 14-player Under-19s squad that will travel to Worcestershire next week, prior to competing in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Netherlands in late July.

Ryan Eagleson, Head Coach of the Ireland Under-19s, said:

“July is a huge month for the Ireland Under-19s squad with the World Cup Qualifier taking place in the Netherlands. It will be a challenging month but one I know the players are very much looking forward to.”

“We’ve picked an exciting squad that includes players who have experience playing with the Ireland Wolves and at Inter-Provincial level. The squad will be led by Rush and Northern Knights wicketkeeper-batsman Neil Rock, with Jonathan Garth his vice-captain – both players providing important experience having been part of the last Under-19s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in 2018.”

“We can’t look too far ahead though. Before we get to the Qualifier we have three matches against Worcestershire, a training camp and a warm-up match against the Emerging Knights – so it will be a busy month ahead but a great challenge for the lads.”


Neil Rock
Image: Neil Rock will lead the side

The squad’s schedule

• 2 July: Ireland Under-19s v Worcestershire (50-over match, Dumbleton CC)
• 3 July: Ireland Under-19s v Worcestershire (50-over match, Dumbleton CC)
• 4 July: Ireland Under-19s v Worcestershire (T20 match, Barnt Green)
• 9 to 12 July: Ireland Under-19s World Cup Qualifier Prep Camp
• 23 July: Ireland Under-19s v Emerging Knights (Friendly, venue TBC)
• 24 July to 2 August: Under-19s World Cup Qualifiers (Netherlands)

The Under-19s Men’s squad

• Neil Rock (c) (Rush)
• JJ Garth (vc) (Pembroke)
• Jamie Forbes (YMCA)
• Gavin Hoey (Pembroke)
• James Hunter (Instonians)
• Kyle Magee (Brigade)
• Gregory McFaul (Bready)
• Nathan McGuire (Rush)
• Oliver Metcalfe (Instonians)
• Marcus Poskitt (Bready)
• Will Smale (King’s College Taunton and Croesyceiliog)
• Alex Stiles (Railway Union)
• Tim Tector (YMCA)
• Mitchell Thompson (YMCA)